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HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Fine Blocks and Manufactories, From Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability

by Wilson, John Albert

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Quarto in oblong format (11 by 14 1/2 inches) Oakland, California: Thompson & West [Printed by Pacific Press Printing and Publishing House], 1880. First, Original Edition. [3] iv-vi [2], [1] 12-192 pages; eighty-seven full page lithographic views, including a double page bird's-eye-view of the Wolfskill Ranch; full page colored map showing the Western States of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California dated 1878.

Good condition: stamped-embossed original cloth over boards, with title in gilt centered on the front cover; professionally re-backed, with new corners, new endpapers to match the period; title in gilt on spine. Loss to lower right margin of one view, not affecting that image, archival repair to tear in margin of another plate, not affecting that image; another view, and pages 19-22, 37-38, 129-130 provided in facsimile, and are compatible to the contents - the book is in otherwise original condition, with binding and contents intact.

The fine plates are of local businesses, residences, farms, railroad stations, and other idealized images reflecting the progress and opportunities of a growing community, all described in an informative text. Topics include county organization, geology, topography, and government; climate, earthquakes, and water; industries; crimes; townships; biographical sketches; a chronological table and a directory of subscribers.

A section at the back titled: "Business Directories of Our Subscribers in the Several Townships of Los Angeles County" includes, among others, Anaheim, Azusa, and Santa Ana that are now part of Orange County.

A font of rich local information captured prior to the Boom of the 1880s.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
934
Title
HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Author
Wilson, John Albert
Format/Binding
Embossed cloth over boards
Book Condition
Used - Good condition
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Original Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thompson & West [Printed by Pacific Press Printing and Publishing House]
Place of Publication
Oakland, California
Date Published
1880
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
California and the West; Western American History; Americana; Old and Rare; Los Angeles and Southern California; Promotional; Southern California; California Scenery; City Planning; Architecture; California Local History; Real Estate Promotion; First Edition; Los Angeles; Western Americana; Orange County, California; Antiquarian; Thompson & West;

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About Caravan Book Store

For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.

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